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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government r

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

The electrician trade is one of the more highly skilled and potentially dangerous of the trades. All electricians must be part of the Electrical Workers Registration Board, so don't be afraid to ask to see their registration before hiring... The responsibilities of electricians include br

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

Autumn’s begun and now that there's a noticeable chill in the air, preparing for winter is a top priority. If you’re anything like us you’ve been wondering if it’s too soon to turn the heater on in the evenings or if now’s the time to hire a handyman to chop and stack some wood for your fire. Her

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Latest electricians case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard finding the tim

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard finding the tim

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Electricians on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Install two bathroom lights + extractors

Posted 1 month ago

Install two 'Goldair' heat/light/vent units in two existing bathrooms. Minimal ducting into loft space, not to outside. Can probably be wired to existing ceiling lights. Preferably sorted before 20th September.

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Gerrie

Posted 3 months ago

I have downlights throughout my house but need a light fitting connected above my dining table. Connection can be from existing downlight and there is no additional wiring etc required. Would like it done friday, saturday or tuesday.

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Need a 15Amp to 30 amp plug installed for a outdoor spa pool

Posted 10 months ago

Hi, There we urgently need an electrician to install a 15A or 30A plug for an outdoor spa pool in Whangaroa harbor northland this week. please contact me on ...

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Switch board update

Posted 9 months ago

I am wanting to upgrade our switch board. The house was built in 1969 and I don't know if it has been updated since (we have only been here a few months), there are a couple of breakers but mainly ceramic fuses, some that appear to have gotten too hot at some stage (melted plastic on the fuse holder) - we are also renovating bedrooms at the moment and would like a couple of power points adding and a couple throughout the house that appear to be disconnected fixed.

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Electrical New Home

Posted 1 month ago

The main board is onsite. House nearly finished. Need registered electrician to complete inside/out based on the plan.

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Bach to house power

Posted 5 days ago

Connect Bach to house approx 10 metres away

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Switch board upgrade

Posted 8 months ago

I am wanting to upgrade our switch board. The house was built in 1969 and I don't know if it has been updated since (we have only been here a few months), there are a couple of breakers but mainly ceramic fuses, some that appear to have gotten too hot at some stage (melted plastic on the fuse holder) - we are also renovating bedrooms at the moment and would like a couple of power points adding and a couple throughout the house that appear to be disconnected fixed.

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Hot water cylinder

Posted 2 months ago

Hot water not working. I think all it needs is a new element. Would need electrician to take a look

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Te Ngaere

Posted 11 months ago

Looking for a local electrician to so a small job. Two points that need repair and to fit an outside light for the BBQ area.

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Plunged into darkness...only half the house!

Posted 11 months ago

The house has some electricity in some parts of the house and nothing in the rest...it went off about half an hour ago around about the time when I used the dishwasher for the first time...could be an overload or a fuse? I dont know how to check...plse come wen u r able 1st chance u get...we have only moved here just over 2 weeks ago...posted around 9.43pm

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Move electrical wires

Posted 7 months ago

I’m putting up some walls and needing the wires removed so we can walk through

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Mains connection and cable laying

Posted 6 days ago

I need mains connection from Top Energy pillar to my property down a gravel accessway of about 70 metres; underground cable laid to Top Energy required standards

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Security lighting

Posted 11 months ago

Repairs needed to security lights on house.Just purchased house July.

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Temporary connection

Posted 5 months ago

Connection of temporary power to building site

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Caravan plug

Posted 9 months ago

2 portable wired cabins that have caravan plugs that need connecting up to power from another building.

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Kelly Brown electrical Okaihau

Posted 6 months ago

I have exposed or wiring on the outside of the interior cladding. I have a biulders report with repairs required. I need a quote asap required by my bank for refinancing of my house. I look forward to your communication and I can send the report. I am happy for you to visit the property. I would appreciate it if you live close to Okaihau . regards kelly Brown

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ElectricianOpo

Posted 2 months ago

This job is a new building. The power cables are already installed to the shed from a main power source. I would like about 9 power points 3 are double power points, 8 ceiling lights, 2 security lights, 2 ceiling fans installed (I have the fans on hand), extractor fan in bathroom, hot water cylinder installed (I have the hot water cylinder) and an insinkerator power point and switch (I have the insinkerator). I think I have covered it all but if someone is prepared to come out and give me a qu...

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Alex #3

Posted 2 months ago

need a certificate for old house to be reconnected

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ElectricianOpo #2

Posted 2 months ago

This job is a new building. The power cables are already installed in the shed from a main power source. I would like about 9 power points 3 are double power points, 8 ceiling lights, 2 security lights, 2 ceiling fans installed (I have the fans on hand), extractor fan in bathroom, hot water cylinder installed (I have the hot water cylinder) and an insinkerator power point and switch (I have the insinkerator). I think I have covered it all but if someone is prepared to come out and give me a qu...

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Remove bedside lights and additional powerpoint

Posted 8 months ago

Need two bedside lights removed and an additional powerpoint if possible. Additional powerpoint is required on a wall where there is an existing powerpoint on the other side.

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JZee Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2016

www.jzeelectrical.co.nz We provide a full range of electrical and heating/cooling services delivered by qualified electricians We are well experienced with more than fifteen years electrical and six years heating/ventilation experience and are fully qualified in both electrical and heating/ventilation installations. No job is too large or too small to attend to. We are focused on custome...

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Appliance Tech Limited

Joined June 2017

Hi I've been repairing whiteware appliance from 8 years with experience in all the brands, I have Over 2000 parts in stock, cheaps callout fee and repairs in whangarei. Give us a call today.

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Sparky Pants Electrical

Joined February 2019

We pride ourselves in providing exceptional service and expertise in your Electrical needs. We are constantly in touch with what’s new in the electrical sector, in doing so we will provide you with what’s best for you whatever your electrical needs maybe. Specifically we specialise in, but not limited to: New Build Homes House Renovations Fault Finding and Repairing Electrical issues Small...

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HomeTech Solatube

Joined April 2011

HomeTech has been providing and installing home improvement products to New Zealanders since 1992 and has more than 70,000 customers across the country. From Kaitaia to Bluff, HomeTech’s nationwide network of credited installers and contractors install daylighting, condensation control, ventilation, heating/cooling, skylights / roof windows, hard wired fire alarms and attic stair solutions. Hom...

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Howard Contracting

Joined December 2017

Hello there! Having been a NZ Registered Electrican for the last 25 Years I am familiar with all facets of electrical work; commercial, domestic & industrial. For now I just specialise in the housing sector; additions/alterations, old/new work, relocates' rewires and main cabling/trenching etc plus if need be solar installs. I like to be accurate, conservative and realistic for whatever the dema...

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Shore Electrical

Joined March 2019

Hi, we have been dealing with new builds for the past few years. Also hold a maintenance contract with some large companies. We do smaller jobs from time to time. And also some appliance repair jobs. We are very professional small team with extremely competitive pricing. Clean and tidy.

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BenCo Ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi, BenCo is a family owned business that specialise in anything Electrical, whether its home renovations; new homes as well as commercial office buildings/sites (including all forms of Lighting and Data installation) as well as heavy machinery maintenance. We are very professional and pride ourselves on delivering quality work in a timely manner. Our quotes are competitive and we are committed...

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Leighton electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, we are a small team of a tradesman and an apprentice electrician. We are registered electricians as well as an electrical inspector. We are a member of Master Electricans NZ. We are also a member of ecosmart electricians Nz. We specialise in domestic and commercial. We can tackle any job from Rewires, solar, Autogates, heat pumps, CCTV, alarms switchboards, data and much more. We pride our co...

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Local Refrigeration

Joined August 2009

Hi there, I am a qualified Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician with 8 years in the trade. Very energetic worker so you get the most out of my hourly rate. I will do almost anything associated with refrigeration from installing Heatpumps to fixing your kitchen fridge even the air conditioning in your car, not to mention the commercial side of things. I am Based in Kaitaia and enjoy serv...

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Hawke Property Developments Ltd

Joined February 2009

We provide qualified building and maintenance work in Kerikeri and surrounding areas, specialising in alterations, additions, renovations for private home owners, landlords, and commercial interests. We also provide customised building tasks, along with maintenance and repairs. If you are looking to renovate to sell and market your home, or to enhance your lifestyle, or get repairs done, c...

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Preston Electrical Limited

Joined July 2016

Hi, after 15 years working in the industry across the areas of domestic, commercial, industrial, marine and rural I have formed my own company to take what I have learned and experienced, and want to offer it to you at a competitive rate.

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DATT plumbing and heating

Joined March 2014

Hi, DATT P&H are a family run business, which has 25 years experience in all aspects of the trade,gaining the highest qualifications possible here and overseas.We have now acquired our waterproofing registration, and have all trades close at hand, so all our jobs can be project managed to time and cost. We are proud to say that our quotes are very competitive.

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Just a Sparky LTD

Joined September 2018

Hi. We are a newly opened business with a wide variety of experience. Dometic, Commercial and Industrial. We value our customers and appreciate their time is important, therefore are committed to honoring quoted times. All work guaranteed and no job to small.

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CIRCULATE SERVICES LTD

Joined July 2019

Our goal is to provide superior products and services at an affordable cost for our customers. Specializing in Heat pumps And Air conditioning, everything Electrical from Complete house rewire and renovations to New home plan and installation

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Dylan Haora

Joined November 2011

Hi I've been in the construction industry for over six years. In Auckland and Northland, with experience in general construction earthworks road building concrete asphalt chipsealing retaining walls and drainage, In addition I have been university trained as an engineer, with project management experience. While I'm used to larger industry sized jobs I'm looking to deliver small jobs with the s...

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Strictly Spouting

Joined April 2010

Strictly Spouting are Your Rain Harvesting Professionals. Written Lifetime Guarantee on all Repairs, Supply and Installations. We also clean gutters and provide various gutter guard solutions to keep your home free of birds, leaves or to give you cleaner, healthier drinking water. We clean, repair, supply and install the following products: • Continuous • Colorsteel • Colorcote • Copper • PV...

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ALL DONE

Joined October 2016

Hi there, Having worked in many industries including construction and also technician positions ,has provided me with experience to tackle almost any task. I am very handy and can think outside the box to resolve any problem you might have at a reasonable rate. Thank you for your consideration.

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Helena Bay Electrical

Joined November 2017

Helena Bay Electrical focuses on excellent all-round customer service – making sure your projects get completed on time & to the highest standard. Your one-stop-shop for home improvements! Maintenance - Alterations - New Builds, servicing Whangarei North, Rural & coastal areas throughout Northland We pride ourselves on delivering high quality workmanship and are leaders in new technologies in ou...

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Davis Electrical & Solar

Joined March 2017

Davis Electrical & Solar are your friendly local Electricians with great knowledge and experience in all electrical installations, we are reliable and motivated and believes our knowledge will save you time and money. We deliver a high standard of workmanship backed by our $20,000 Master Electricians guarantee and have great people skills. We take pride in our work for the best job every time.k...

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Court Electrical limited

Joined September 2019

Residential and Commercial electrical work is our specialty ,We pride ourselves in providing a quality service at the price we promise in the timeframe that suits you.

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